HAWAII BIRD INTERNS (4) needed for 4 months (Feb.-May, 2011). - supercontra



HAWAII BIRD INTERNS (4) needed for 4 months (Feb.-May, 2011).

HAWAII BIRD INTERNS (4) needed for 4 months (Feb.-May, 2011). We are seeking committed and enthusiastic field interns to work with native birds on the Big Island of Hawaii. Interns will assist with forest passerine nest searching, mist-netting, color banding, and resighting color-banded birds. Field work will take place in mid-elevation native Hawaiian forest patches. Desirable qualifications include experience finding and monitoring passerine nests in a forest setting, operation of mist-nets, and use of color bands. Interns must have their own binoculars and have excellent observation skills. Further, interns should possess good record-keeping skills, a solid work ethic, and be in good physical condition because field work will take place in a rugged, often wet, and sometimes cool landscape. In addition to the above desirable skills, we are seeking individuals who work well with others under difficult field conditions; interns will work as part of a field crew and will live in a common house/apartment. Amenities include working with one of the most unique and imperiled bird communities in the world. These are full-time temporary positions. Interns are responsible for airfare to Hilo and will work 5-days per week and will receive a stipend of $300-$500/mo. depending on experience. Housing will be provided in Hilo, HI. Interns who already have housing in the Hilo area will be paid a slightly higher stipend. Send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references via email (please put: Kipuka Intern in subject line) to DAVID FLASPOHLER (djflaspo@mtu.edu). We will begin reviewing applications on Oct. 25, 2010.

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